A range of exciting ‘transmedia’ films at the NY Film Festival explore how cinema can intersect with gaming, social and other media. Tom Brook reports.
A new film, 12 Years a Slave is attracting attention for its brutal depiction of slavery. But why have directors been reticent to tackle the subject until now?
In the age of Instagram and rolling news, how should artists depict world leaders? And is there any point? Jason Farago reflects.
Hip hop has a tough, aggressive image − but now Drake is selling millions of records that reveal a softer side. Is rap changing forever? Greg Kot reports.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including new Divine Comedy translations, the problem of female beauty, and the future of the book.
The New York Film Festival offers a wide and varied mix of non-fiction films. Tom Brook considers three – from New York, Nepal and Egypt.
The week’s best photos from the arts and culture – including Damien Hirst’s new work, a Korean fan dance and the world’s oldest cinema.
12 Years a Slave has won plaudits as well as criticism for its unflinching portrayal of slavery. Tom Brook interviews the film’s director, Steve McQueen.
Le Week-end is a new film by Notting Hill director Roger Michel: a portrait of a 30-year relationship that shows love isn’t always smooth sailing.
The Douglas DC-3 was introduced in the 1930s but still flies commercially today. Why has it endured? Jonathan Glancey investigates.